Lincolnanna malpighiiIn honor of President’s Day, a…

List of Insects Named After Presidents

Can you match the president to the insect?

Insects Named After Presidents

Fill in the blanks below with: a. lincolnanna, b. roosevelti, c. bushi, d. barackobamai

1. ANT: Pheidole __________

2. BEETLE:  Stenomorpha __________

3. BEETLE: Agathidium __________

4. SPIDER: Aptostichus __________

5. WASP: __________ malpighii

Yes! One lucky president has TWO insects named after him.

ANSWERS

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Presidential Insects

1-b. Pheidole roosevelti

2-b. Stenomorpha roosevelti

3-c.  Agathidium bushi

4-d. Aptostichus barackobamai

5-a. Lincolnanna malpighii

Other Animals Named After Presidents

Etheostoma obama, Fish Barack Obama
Nystalus obamai, Bird Barack Obama
Obamadon gracilis, Extinct reptile Barack Obama
Paragordius obamai, Horsehair worm Barack Obama
Etheostoma clinton, Fish Bill Clinton
Neanthes roosevelti, Worm Franklin D. Roosevelt
Neomegamphopus roosevelti, Crustacean Franklin D. Roosevelt
Pycnomma roosevelti, Fish Franklin D. Roosevelt
Etheostoma jimmycarter, Fish Jimmy Carter
Anolis roosevelti, Lizard Theodore Roosevelt
Cervus canadensis roosevelti, Deer Theodore Roosevelt
Crocidura roosevelti, Shrew Theodore Roosevelt
Etheostoma teddyroosevelt, Fish Theodore Roosevelt
Stenomorpha roosevelti, Beetle Theodore Roosevelt
Chesapecten jeffersonius, Scallop Thomas Jefferson
Mammuthus jeffersonii, Mammoth Thomas Jefferson
Megalonyx jeffersonii, Ground sloth Thomas Jefferson
Taxidea taxus jeffersonii, American badger subspecies Thomas Jefferson

 

ANSWERS

1-b. Pheidole roosevelti

2-b. Stenomorpha roosevelti

3-c.  Agathidium bushi

4-d. Aptostichus barackobamai*

5-a. Lincolnanna malpighii

(*We know spiders are arachnids not insects.)